The new government has its work cut out for it on boosting social services. Nine leaders in this sector share what matters most right now.

Why It Matters

Social service organizations have unique insight into communities’ needs and issues across the country — and communities are hurting, still, as COVID-19’s cascading effects continue.

Canada’s political parties are ignoring the recommendations of the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector

Why It Matters

Professionals, lawyers, and academics who spoke to the Committee believe Canada’s social impact sector is too cumbersome to adequately serve the needs of the country. Improving it will require tremendous government effort.

Canadian youth are facing a mental health crisis post-pandemic — here’s what you can do right now

Why It Matters

According to MENTOR Canada’s 2020 national research, youth who had a formal mentor were three times more likely to report good self-rated mental health. Meanwhile, the pandemic has meant a huge increase in demand for mental health services among young people.